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Recently, PB students got the chance to witness the drum ‘n’ bass legend doing his thing in the studio.  Point Blank make sure their students have access to the best facilities with the latest music production equipment, expert instructors who’ve worked with everyone from Bob Marley to Kanye West and incredible industry opportunities and discounts, and they also make sure their students get real-life experience in the music and recording industry.

That’s why they teamed up with Goldie – d’n’b legend and friend of PB – to give their students a chance to help record drums for an upcoming project. The result was an inspiring and insightful session with Goldie recording three drummers simultaneously at Assault and Battery studios in North-West London.

As usual there were some choice moments from Goldie, remarking: “When you think about Point Blank now, 20 years ago a school like that would never exist – and that is a really strong thing.” Course instructor Anthony Chapman echoed Goldie’s sentiments: “Back then, the technology wouldn’t have been capable of doing what we’re doing today. Now I can export all the stems tonight and the production team can get to work straight away.” 

You can watch the result below and make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel for more tutorials and live events.

If you want to learn recording techniques like the ones in this video and get the chance to work with huge electronic music artists and producers, Point Blank’s Music Production and Sound Engineering Master Diploma teaches you everything you need to know, including a special Sound Engineering module. Find out more about PB’s Music Production and Sound Engineering Master Diploma here.

Our buds at Point Blank Music School had one hell of a sit-down with Dubfire.  The legendary producer divulged information about many aspects of his career, from his upbringing to his massive career. Specifically, he goes in depth about all of the wonderful technology he has used to make him the music master he is today.  They were absolutely stoked to be joined by him for a Point Blank masterclass – watch the video above and make sure you subscribe to their channel for more tutorials, interviews and live events.

By now I am halfway through my course at Point Blank Online. This week’s lesson was all about audio effects and building scenes in the session view (more on this below). At this point in the course we have covered the basics of Abelton from its functions, instruments, and effects. The remainder of the course ahead will address arranging a track, polishing it with effects, automation, and finally mastering it.

Catch last week’s post HERE and read the full recap of Week #4 after the jump!

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We’ve partnered up with our good friends at Party Like Us Records and the Point Blank Electronic Music School for a unique contest to coincide with the forthcoming Oo Da Chee EP release from Udachi on February 21st. Now, this is a giveaway unlike any other as we have specific instructions from Udachi himself and a bundle of prizes that we want to give away including a 4-week online producer course from Point Blank (valued $580!) as well as some fresh new gear from Party Like Us and GDD™.

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Aspiring DJs and producers do we have a treat for you! Voted ‘Best Music Production and DJ College’ six years in a row at the T-Scan Awards and championed by the likes of Pete Tong, Danny Rampling, and Mark Ronson, Point Blank is THE school to perfect and focus your musical production and DJing skills. With courses ranging from singing and songwriting to live sound engineering to advanced DJing, this hands-on and online school offers everything to help anyone turn into the next deadmowfive.

Thanks to the lovely people at Point Blank, we will be giving away one 4-week Pro Producer course to a lucky GDD faithful ($600 value!). This is an intermediate to advanced course, so contestants must have essential production skills already. Browse from the list of Pro Producer courses here.

Contest Information + Requirements:
– Comment on this post below with your name, email, and production course of choice
– ‘Like’ the Point Blank Facebook Page
– @ tag Point Blank and Gotta Dance Dirty in your Facebook status with some reference to the contest
– All contestants are welcome as this is an online course
– Winner will be announced next Wednesday April 20th

Good luck!